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Pancakes for One

Ann Schenk (at Left) of Winnett, Montana, has used the recipe for Pancakes for One for years. Originally it served six. "As our kids grew up and left home, I scaled down the recipe," Ann says. "Now if my husband, Mike, or I have a taste for these pancakes, it's easy to make just a few."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving (3 pancakes)


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Butter and maple syrup


  • In a bowl, combine flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat egg; add buttermilk an oil. Stir into dry ingredients just until blended.
  • Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 427 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 217mg cholesterol, 1198mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • Pabogert
    Feb 16, 2019

    Omitted wheat germ. I added a small banana and substituted melted butter for oil. Made enough for two servings. I’d make these again!

  • Killian
    Mar 13, 2018

    Too flat and eggy. Increase baking powder to one full tsp. Don't mix and match with baking soda, especially if you're adding salt. Your BP will shoot into orbit.

  • SecretSissy
    Oct 3, 2015

    This is perfect! I made two recipes, which was more than enough, but they're delicious! I used all flour (w/o the wheat germ), I added a touch of ginger and nutmeg, and some sugar. (from reading a few other reviews) Definitely a keeper. Thank you!

    Apr 29, 2013

    Absolutely DELICIOUS!!..just added vanilla..Thanks!!

  • Chickadee882
    Mar 5, 2013

    Just like the larger batches I used to make for my family! I'm alone so don't have all ingredients on hand. I used 1/2 tbsp white vinegar in milk in place of buttermilk, crushed walnuts instead of wheat germ. Added 1 teaspoon of sugar. PERFECTION!

  • nicurn11
    Aug 27, 2012

    Edit on that last review - sour milk - 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice

  • nicurn11
    Aug 27, 2012

    I didn't have buttermilk, so sub'd with sour milk (1/2 cup of milk with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice). Only used a pinch of salt. Made more than enough for one.

  • aliceblumenfeld
    Feb 26, 2012

    this is the perfect amount for one person, but the pancakes were a little salty. next time i would add a little sugar to the batter

  • SRLMcB
    Mar 26, 2011

    on the hunt for pancake recipe for one,found this.It's promising. But due to I didn't want to run to the grocery store, I didn't have toasted wheat germ,so replaced w/flour.Didn't have buttermilk,just used whole milk.Used Coconut oil (my latest fav) & always put vanilla in my batter. It was alil' heavier texture that I like but I will try it w/wheat germ & buttermilk for that may make a difference! Thanks for sharing your recipe, this empty nester is going through withdrawls on my carbs since my Girls are not here!

  • owencel
    Dec 11, 2010

    A perfect recipe for a single serving of pancakes. I made 2 large ones from this recipe and it was more than enough. The pancakes are easy to make and taste so good (I added chocolate chips!)